During the past couple of months Rebecca has received support and recognition from her peers and countrymen, including receiving an honorary degree from Nottingham University. Some of these are listed below
Mark Foster tips Rebecca for the top
Five-time Olympian, Mark Foster singled out Rebecca as one of a group of women who will succeed at London 2012. He told Press Association Sport: “Becky is still only 20 years of age. Come 2012 a lot of these girls are going to be 22-24. I think it is a really exciting time for us,”
Duncan Goodhew says Rebecca is still the girl to beat
Olympic gold medal winner and swimming legend, Duncan Goodhew is confident Rebecca will be back on top after a testing summer. He agrees with many that her performance was marred by the decision to stick with an outdated suit. Goodhew said: ‘She’s the girl to beat. She has shown her mettle when it counts. We’ve had other swimmers win championships and set world records, but the Olympics is the primary test.”
Nottingham University honours Rebecca’s achievements
Following on from an OBE in the 2009 New Year’s Honours, Rebecca has received a Master of Arts degree at Nottingham university’s winter graduation ceremony. The honorary degree recognises her exceptional contribution to sport. Rebecca is one of the youngest ever recipients of an honorary degree from the University of Nottingham.
Rebecca can be proud of her achievements and can only take encouragement from such wonderful accolades. Bring on 2010!